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To take the children camping this weekend?

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Neverendingsummer Wed 16-Sep-15 16:34:06

DH away and would not camp in Sept anyway. He feels DD (10, yr 6) should be focusing on homework during term time and we should never go away apart from school holidays. We will be back mid afternoon Sunday so I figure plenty of time for homework.

Neverendingsummer Wed 16-Sep-15 16:36:30

Btw I have name changed.

BikeRunSki Wed 16-Sep-15 16:37:42

DS is going to Beaver Camp this week end. He is 7 and in Year 2. I don't see a problem, but will have to do homework on Friday before he goes.

Tyrannosaurus Wed 16-Sep-15 16:38:29

YANBU. As you say, plenty of time for homework when you get back. Weekends are for having fun.

multivac Wed 16-Sep-15 16:49:22

YABVU. For goodness' sake, your daughter has her SATs this academic year! Every spare second of her life should be spent working towards these crucial tests - there will be plenty of time for "camping" and such nonsense once she's passed her GCSEs; but if you take her on trips away for no reason now, she will definitely fail them all.

multivac Wed 16-Sep-15 16:49:35

(or, y'know, something sane)

Fatmomma99 Wed 16-Sep-15 16:52:37

You're brave to contemplate it - it's tipping it down here!

feckitall Wed 16-Sep-15 16:54:16

DS and his partner have taken their DC today (pre schoolers) is pissing it down...
it could be a short trip grin

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Sep-15 17:00:57

Primary school kids shouldn't be getting so much homework that they can't do 'real stuff' at the weekends. All work and no play, you know...

My DD is just starting yr 12 - so homework is at another level entirely - but the school actively encourages them to go off on DofE expeditions (she did her silver this w/e and monday).

Hope you have a great time! smile

redskybynight Wed 16-Sep-15 17:03:46

Fine to go away for the weekend - but would suggest homework done before you go as DC may well be tired on their return!!

BerniceB Wed 16-Sep-15 17:06:13

Absolutely fine to go away for a weekend. But personally I'd rather stay at home than camp. shudders

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Wed 16-Sep-15 17:20:44

I've just been away with a load of brownies, they came home shattered but having gained far more from being there than sitting at home. Yadnbu

YellowDinosaur Wed 16-Sep-15 17:23:50

Do it! I love camping. It's a real escape from life and a chance to chill out. I've been loads on my own with my 2 sons as I enjoy it much more than dh.

whois Wed 16-Sep-15 17:35:18

Weather looks nice this weekend, I would go camping. Take warm things for the evenings though.

Plenty of time for homework on Sunday evening (and really, the 2nd week back for Y6 how much useful homework can there really be??)

AlpacaLypse Wed 16-Sep-15 17:41:07

I'd definitely do it. And in fact have done it several times. Mid September is about as late in the season as I've ever gone with UK camping though.

YY to taking even more warm stuff for the evenings/early mornings than usual though!

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 16-Sep-15 17:52:49

Do it! Pack the hot dogs, the hot water bottles and leave the Grump at home

IndridCold Wed 16-Sep-15 17:56:31

DS is going camping this weekend - with the school! Surely any homework can be fitted in if you plan for it.

Neverendingsummer Wed 16-Sep-15 17:57:09

I frequently take the kids camping on my own but this is the first time term time which it is what has pissed him off raised an eyebrow.

Mrscog Wed 16-Sep-15 17:59:09

Yeah definitely, 10 year olds shouldn't have to do homework every weekend anyway.

Penfold007 Wed 16-Sep-15 18:00:43

Where can you camp at the moment that won't be waterlogged?

Neverendingsummer Wed 16-Sep-15 18:01:45

It's been very dry in SE generally this month and although pissing down right now it's forecast for a dry weekend :-)

whois Wed 16-Sep-15 18:02:05

Where can you camp at the moment that won't be waterlogged?

Anywhere with good drainage. Just because it is raining NOW doesn't mean its going to be wet at the weekend, and most sites drain well. Check reviews for campsites to see what their drainage is like.

Neverendingsummer Wed 16-Sep-15 18:02:45

My sentiments exactly multivac grin

museumum Wed 16-Sep-15 18:03:35

I would find homework on Sunday really tough. Would rather do it Friday then go away sat morning.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Wed 16-Sep-15 18:04:25

I am an avid camper and spent most of this summer under canvas. As such, I think YADNBU for thinking about it in the abstract and certainly homework should not mean children are tied to their desks for the entire school year - like you say, do it before you go or when you get back.

However, unless the weather is a lot better where you are I think YABVVU for considering it this weekend!

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